Dr. Bronner’s fair trade partner, Fair World Project is launching Grow Ahead, a new crowdfunding platform to support and stand in solidarity with small farmers around the world as they address the challenges of climate change in their communities.
I came to realize, gradually, but with increasing clarity, that living the gift I was given as the fifth generation of this soapmaking family was the best way to be of service to the world. This is a vision we all share at Dr. Bronner’s: our company as an engine to create positive change in the world. The causes we fund and fight for grow every year.
Coconut Oil wants to be your friend. It wants to be your friend inside and out. And it’s very good at both. One jar of Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil lives in my kitchen where it shows up in all manner of cooking. My second jar of Dr. B’s Coconut Oil lives in my bathroom. It’s my go-to for shaving, make-up removing, hair masques, face masques, nail nourishing, cuticle softening, and moisturizing anything that needs to be moisturized. And is integral... Continue Reading
There are dozens of brands that are committed to long-term, transparent, mutually beneficial relationships with the farmers they partner with. They often use a certification label to help communicate that commitment. But without looking beyond the label on an individual product, it is difficult to determine whether the brand has that level of commitment or whether they are doing the bare minimum required by a certifier for a small number of products to capture a niche market or gain good PR.
Our family company, Dr. Bronner’s, donates a lot of resources to social justice NGOs and campaigns, including over $1 million to various state-level cannabis legalization campaigns in 2016. Collectively, well north of $40 million was raised in the 2016 election cycle alone to end prohibition and stop the enormous waste of taxpayer and law enforcement resources from ruining the lives of upstanding citizens and their families. Even with the Trump administration, momentum is growing to recognize medical cannabis at the... Continue Reading
The likelihood that I can find both a cloth and the correct cleaner at the same moment that they’re actually needed is very, very low. And by the time I have laid my hands on both, the initial mess has probably exploded. All that to say, having the cloth and cleaner in the same container is such a beautiful thing.
At Dr. Bronner's we don't say to our consumers: if you bought a bottle of our soap then we're going to help a coconut farmer in Ecuador. We don't say: if you buy a bottle of soap we will then donate to sustainability efforts in Sri Lanka. We don't say: if you buy a bottle of soap we're going to contribute to hemp farming in the US. By the time that bottle of soap has reached the shelf where you can buy it, all of that has already happened—because it's in the soap. Now, your purchasing the soap means that we can continue to do it.
In this manifesto for the budding regenetarian movement, David Bronner digs deep into the challenges faced by those trying to revolutionize agriculture and transform it into a humane and environmentally viable system that can feed everyone, forging a hopeful path forward that unites conscious farmers, companies, activists, vegans and omnivores.